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Delia Bushell

Partner

Silberhorn Media Capital

London, UK

Delia Bushell
Hamish Burt
Twin Point Capital
Deborah Bussière
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Biography

Delia Bushell is a distinguished leader with a career that spans more than two decades in media, sport & telecoms.

She is Partner at Silberhorn Media Capital, a strategic advisory firm to businesses and investors in the media, entertainment and sports sectors, and is an investor/advisor to start-ups.

She previously led The Jockey Club as Group CEO, overseeing events such as the Cheltenham festival and the Grand National, and served as UK CEO of Afiniti, a US tech leader in Artificial Intelligence.

At BT she held an industry-transforming leadership role as Managing Director of its media division, overseeing its £1 billion pa investment into the BT Sport channels, BT TV platform and digital apps to become a global innovation leader in live sport, and negotiating its major sports, entertainment and movie rights deals.

At Sky, Delia contributed significantly to the company’s success in a range of roles. She led Sky’s expansion into telecoms, launching its new broadband service and growing it to 3 million customers, after roles as Managing Director for Sky Ireland and Director of Commercial Affairs for Sky Networks. At Sky Italia in Milan, she was Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Commercial Officer, responsible for all paytv and OTT subscriber revenue delivery for its €2.7bn turnover business.

Before her 14-year career at Sky, Delia was a strategy consultant at Arthur D. Little and worked in the Corporate Strategy team at Pearson plc, owner of the Financial Times & Pearson Television. She serves as a Non-Executive Director on the Boards of England and Wales Cricket and Commonwealth Games England, and was previously on the Advisory Board of the Telegraph Media Group.

Delia has been recognised for her contribution to the media and sports industry on numerous occasions. She was named one of ten Influencers of The Year by SportsPro in 2016 and was named one of Britain's 500 Most Influential People for her work as Managing Director at BT TV and BT Sport.

Delia Bushell’s Background

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Silberhorn Media Capital
Partner
Jan 2021 - Present
London, UK
The Jockey Club
CEO
Sep 2019 - Sep 2020
London, UK
Governed by Royal Charter, the Jockey Club is the leading investor and innovator in British horse racing and owns Cheltenham, Aintree, Epsom Downs and Newmarket racecourses.
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Delia Bushell’s Gallery

Current Board Positions

England and Wales Cricket Board
Non-Executive Director
Jun 2018 - Present
London, UK
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) was founded in 1997 and is the governing body of cricket in England and Wales. The head office is at Lord’s cricket ground and it focuses on funding for the sport as a non-profit organisation. The body oversees cricket at all levels throughout England and Wales.
Commonwealth Games England
Non-Executive Director
Apr 2018 - Present
London, UK
Commonwealth Games England is the governing body leading and managing the participation of Team England, at the Commonwealth Games.

Previous Advisory Roles

Telegraph Media Group Ltd
Advisory Board Member
Feb 2019 - Mar 2020
London, UK
Telegraph Media Group Ltd is the holding company of The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Telegraph and a subsidiary of Press Holdings.

Philanthropy

Charity Digital
Trustee
London, UK
The services of Charity Digital assists other charities through inspiring content, access to the UK's only discounted and donated technology platform and provides a connection to the best digital talent in the sector.

Media

SportsPro
Article - Special Report: Sports broadcasting in 2015
Oct 2015
London, UK
In this special report, Delia features amongst other senior figures from the sports broadcasting space, outlining the then ambitions of BT TV and sport ahead of the Sportel convention.
The Independent
Article - The 50 most influential women in sport: The full list
Aug 2015
London, UK
The Independent announces its inaugural list of the most influential women in British sport, Delia featuring at number 11.
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Memberships

Founders Forum
Member of Network
London, UK
Founders Forum is a private network of the world’s leading tech and digital entrepreneurs.

Awards & Endorsements

SportsPro
Influencer of the Year
2016
London, UK
SportsPro is a media company with the spotlight on the business, commercial and governance angles of global sport. Delia was named as one of the 10 Influencers of the Year in Sport.
The Times
Britain's 500 Most Influential
2016
London, UK
Delia was named one of Britain's 500 Most Influential people for her work as Managing Director at BT TV and BT Sport. She was at the helm when the channel secured exclusive rights to show Champions League football.

Delia Bushell’s Education

University of Oxford
Masters of Philosophy, International Relations
1994 - 1996
University of Oxford
BA / MA, First Class and Oxford Scholar, Modern History
1991 - 1994

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